It looks like Celtics fans will get a really good look at rookie Jaylen Brown tonight. As a result of Jae Crowder spraining his ankle last night against the Bulls, coach Brad Stevens is calling on Brown to fill in. That's right, No. 3 pick Jaylen Brown is starting.
Jaylen Brown will get his first NBA start tonight in place of the injured Jae Crowder.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 3, 2016
"Hey, Jaylen. I know you had 4 fouls in your first 7 minutes yesterday, but go start out on LeBron James tonight. K, thanks."— Michael Gallagher (@MikeSGallagher) November 3, 2016
Stevens said the decision to start Jaylen Brown is more about keeping Marcus Smart in the second unit.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) November 3, 2016
Many probably incorrectly assumed that Smart would indeed get the start tonight but it seems coach Stevens thought the move would be too detrimental to a bench unit that has struggled out of the gate.
In addition to Crowder being out, Al Horford is sitting his second straight game with a concussion he sustained during practice earlier this week.
No Horford (concussion). No Crowder (ankle). Celtics need players like rookie Jaylen Brown to step up in Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/AyHAI7oIU3— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) November 3, 2016
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